With Mary doing tons of press for Smashed, NOW magazine has put up their interview with our favorite gal. Below is some of the highlights.Be sure to check out the gallery for a pic of Mary from the interview.
On filming Smashed in 19 days:
“I mean, you have no time to get out of character,” she says. “It wasn’t even like I made the choice of staying in character or anything, we just went so fast. We worked around the clock, but it was great. I really just felt like I was living this person’s life, and even though I was going through a lot of dark emotions and there were a lot of draining days, it never felt like work. I never felt like I was trying to figure how to play a scene or anything like that. It just always felt really natural, which was a huge relief.”
On how Smashed has changed her career:
“I haven’t done a big film since Smashed,” she says. “I mean, I did a cameo in Die Hard 5, but I [only] worked for a day, so I can’t quite count that. I’ve only done small parts in a string of really small films; I haven’t really made the leap back to big films yet … I’m moving towards just wanting to be a collaborative part of the process as much as I can. I would really like to just be filmmaker-focused on everything I do.”
Not that she’s utterly averse to larger productions.
“If it’s Edgar Wright, I would work for him any time. You know, he’s doing huge films right now.”
And Mary also said how she bonded with Aaron given the quick production process:
“We went out together a couple days before we started shooting,” Winstead recalls. “We went out and had dinner, and we went out and had a few drinks [laughing]. We tried to break down the barrier really fast, ’cause we knew we didn’t have a lot of time. We both went for it, and just completely, immediately clicked – to the point where after a couple weeks of filming, on Aaron’s last day, we were just like, ‘This is really sad that this is over!’ We felt like we’d had a relationship, we felt like it was real; it was a really surreal thing.”
SMASHED will have its TIFF premiere tonight! Can’t wait to see what Mary will wear!